For those who read this blog on a regular basis, probably wondering where I have been recently. Well, been busy with life. I have posted to Facebook here and there, because everyone has participated in that snowball effect, making it easier and easier to push things to your "friends." Now all I have to do is "like" something and everyone of my friends [theoretically] knows. Of course, given the Facebook black magic of the newsfeed, it's a real shot in the dark to post/like/something. If I want my real friends (and that is a real small number) to know about something I email them. And even then, usually follow up with a phone call.
But back to out irregularly scheduled programming. I think the circle will be looping back around again, so that we will pull back from the onslaught of nonsense and come back to small[er] subset of feeds that we want to see/read/interact with. When I started writing this blog Facebook was just opening up to non-college students. I was bearish on Facebook, and still am. Of course, I was wrong on the ability of the Facebook people to start generating revenue. Facebook is proving the old adage "throw enough _____at the wall and some will stick."
The blog will endure. Blogs were (and very much still are) a democratizing element -- for those of us who sometimes have something to say, the blog gives us an unadulterated forum and format. And facebook/twitter have screened out from blogs the people who just want to tell what they had for lunch today -- that kind of social sharing may or may not endure, but will be like People magazine...enough people read it so that supermarkets put it right up front, but very few will admit to buying it. Popular blogs will gain the credibility that newspapers had -- repositories of relatively credible and useful information and analysis.
I will be cutting back on facebook (never spent any time on Twitter) and attempting to return to blogging on a [more] regular basis.
Does that make me less social? I don't think so, but perhaps the social interactions will be more meaningful.